Kim McKay – age 51 passed away Monday December 7th, 2020, wrapped up in a warm cocoon of prayer from hundreds upon hundreds of loved ones. Once her loving spirit had passed, her strong and giving body held on so that she could offer life to others through transplant.
Kim found absolute beauty in the world, but could never turn those kind eyes fully upon herself. Kim never felt she was enough, had done enough, had given enough. But those who love her know… She was enough, she gave so much and the only thing we lack is more time to be with her.
Kim lived in the now, she was always ready for that next adventure. If she couldn’t be on the beach, she could be camping. And if she couldn’t be camping, she could jump on the back of the bike for a quick ride. And if she couldn’t be doing those things, she could darn sure be planning the next time she would be doing those things.
Kim was born on July 8th, 1969 the daughter of Buddy and Patricia (Howery) Weaver in Marshall, MO. She grew up in Marshall with her mother and stepfather Louis Peuster, her two sisters, Kris and Jennifer and was a 1987 graduate of Marshall High School. Her adventuring days began in Marshall when she met up with Perky Smith and the two started a lifelong journey of friendship, side by side through all of life’s triumphs and tragedies.
Kim loved her family with every ounce of her being. She is survived and missed by her sons, Corey (Cheyenne) Bayte of Kearney and Zachary (Kaela) Bayte of Independence, who she loved fiercely, was an amazing mother to, and genuinely loved spending time with. Kim was so proud of the men her sons grew into, and of the women they committed themselves to. Kim adored her granddaughter, (Kim-clone) Nikki, who shares Kim’s dauntless spirit, and her energetic grandsons Corbin, Chance and Brantley. She is also survived by loving siblings, Kris Gaddy of Marshall, Tobey (Donna) Weaver of Marshall, Jennifer (Steve) Domnique of Marshall, Danny Weaver of North Kansas City, Erin (Kevin) Neville of De Witt; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family also survive.
Scott McKay came into her life when they had both nearly given up on finding “The One”. They fit together like puzzle pieces, into the perfect picture of deep and instant love. It’s as if they had reached for each other across the decades, and just as their fingers touched, she was gone. They were married August 21st, 2020.
Kim’s daughter in law Kaela said, “2020 can be over now. We’ve been absolutely robbed!” I think this is the sentiment of everyone, her son’s have lost their greatest champion, her grandkids robbed of years of memories, Scott stripped of his long-awaited soul mate, and all of us cheated of the sunsets and smiles she shared.
But to be robbed you had to have had the treasure to begin with.
And what a treasure she was.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Ronald McDonald House in care of the funeral home. Funeral Service: Noon, Saturday, December 19th, 2020, Stith Funeral Home, Lathrop (901 Clinton St.) Visitation: One-hour prior to the service (11 AM) at the funeral home. Burial: Union Cemetery, Malta Bend, MO. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home, Lathrop. (816) 740-4658 Online guestbook at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com
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